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Coronavirus Covid-19 Updates

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Coronavirus Covid-19

Keep up-to-date about Covid-19 here.

In an effort to keep our community up-to-date about the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak we have created this page for ongoing updates and communications to the school community. Below you will find ongoing updates from us. Thank you from Neil and the staff.


Department of Education Coronavirus updates


Monday 23 March 2020

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Update

Dear Families

Thank you again for your patience as we find a way though the myriad of things, we all need to do to manage ourselves during this unprecedented time.

We are all a little nervous by the prospect of a prolonged period of self-isolation, but I am sure as a school community and a nation we will find a way to manage.  This is a time to be kind – to ourselves and to each other.  It will get better!

As per the Premier’s directive, from tomorrow our school will be closed for children.  Our teachers will be working over the next four days to ensure that should we be asked to remain in isolation for periods during the remainder of the year that we are well prepared to continue to offer a rich curriculum for your child, albeit remotely.

What does this mean, this week, for Christ Church Grammar School families and students?

As of Tuesday, the School will follow the direction of the Premier and close for an extended holiday period.  We will suspend learning for the next four days.

Will my child miss important learning if the school is closed for an extended period?

We are aiming to reduce the impact as much as possible.  Our staff will use the time away from the classroom this week to determine processes to ensure our students catch up as quickly as possible upon the resumption of classes. 

Can I do anything while school is closed to help my child continue his/her learning?

Yes! Referenced in this morning’s email from classroom teachers in the ‘Other’ section are a list of learning experiences you may wish to try during the break.  In the event of further school closures, we will continue to provide as detailed a learning program as possible.  In the event of a prolonged closure we will provide students from Year 2 with a school issued laptop to access on-line learning sites and programs and for our younger years detailed learning plans with regular check-ins.

I am very mindful that many of you will now be working from home and supporting your children at the same time.  This is not easy, especially when play dates, zoo visits, organised activities and other opportunities for socialisation will not be available.  Please remember to be kind and patient.  Please stay as safe as possible and I pray we can find some normality soon.

Kind regards, Neil 


Wednesday 11 March 2020

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Update

Dear Parents

Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding as we navigate these somewhat uncertain times.  Further to previous correspondence regarding COVID-19, I want to inform you that the school has plans in place in the event we are forced to close for a period of time.  If the school is forced to close you will be notified by SMS and email.

Student learning packs

In the next few days, each child will be given a learning pack to take home.  This pack is intended to offer opportunity for continued learning only in the event the school is forced to close.  Staff will continue to provide online learning opportunities where possible and we will continue to keep you updated. 

School events and activities

Given concerns emanating from hosting public gatherings, we will also be monitoring our public events and activities and where appropriate limiting or postponing various group gatherings.  With this in mind, and after discussion with Friends, we have decided to postpone the Twilight Picnic scheduled for next Friday, March 20. A suitable alternate event will be planned for later in the year. 

Christ Church Grammar School continues to receive expert independent advice relating to the Coronavirus and is following procedures put forth by the Department of Health and Human Services. The safety of our community is at the heart of all our decision making and I ask that you please ensure that you continue to practice appropriate safe hygiene and health care habits to minimise the risk of contracting and spreading the virus. Community updates are available from the Department here.

We will continue to update you in the coming days and weeks as information comes to hand. We encourage you to check emails regularly as this will be our primary form of communication.

Kind regards, Neil